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Top Three Niche Practice Areas for Tech-Savvy Lawyers

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By George Khoury, Esq. on July 20, 2017 4:00 PM

Are you a lawyer that knows the difference between a motherboard and a mother goose? Can you write a page of simple HTML while chewing gum at the same time? Can you effortlessly pilot a drone through flaming hoops of fire?

If so, you might be one of those "tech-savvy" lawyers. And if you are, you might be wondering if there are any niche practice areas to which you might be particularly well suited. Below, you can read about the top three niche practice areas for you tech-savvy attorneys.

1. Patent Law

Well, patent law may not exactly be a "niche" in the traditional sense, but if you are really tech savvy, like you got an engineering or science degree, it's the area to be in.

Starting salaries for patent attorneys are higher than average starting salaries, and the working hours can often be much more forgiving than those of a litigator. In addition to better hours and better pay, the area actually presents a wide array of industries and technologies to work with and in. From software, to robotics, to software for robotics, and so much more, for those that are certifiably tech savvy, it could literally pay to learn more.

2. Drone Law

As the popularity, and commercial use, of drones continues to increase, so does the legal services market surrounding government compliance, and other drone related matters. For those lawyers that love to play with flying toys, and are ready to keep up with the law as it's written expanding into drone law might make perfect sense (if you can get the clients).

3. Chatbot Lawyers?

If you're actually skilled at programming, you could potentially take a tip from Joshua Browder, the inventor of DoNotPay, a chatbot that helps people fight parking tickets for free. While you might know better than to thumb your nose at the gods of ethics and create an automated portal for free legal advice, using your tech savvy to create some innovative new way to do things could be your ticket out of that nine to five life of drudgery. Alternatively, you could focus your practice on representing programmers.

Luddites, don't worry! Even if you can't program a universal remote control, you still might be tech savvy enough to work at a virtual law practice.

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